Exxon Valdez runs aground in Prince
William Sound spilling 10.8 million gallons of oil.
Animals killed include 250,000 sea birds, 2,800
sea otters, 300 harbor seals, 250 bald eagles, 22 orcas and millions of
salmon and herring.
In 1994 Exxon is
fined $5 billion in civil court as punitive damages. Punitive damages
overturned on appeal in 2007. For the quarter ending September 30, 2007 Exxon
posted a profit of $9.4 billion.
JP Morgan invents credit-default swaps
to give Exxon credit line for Valdez liability.
1994 Scientists estimate that between 1800 and 1994 118
billion metric tons of carbon has caused naturally alkaline oceans to become
"In the oceans pH is a relatively constant
property, and it has not changed
over time scales of hundreds of thousands of years. The pH changes that are
occurring in the oceans today are truly extraordinary." - Joan Kleypas,
scientist National Center for Atmospheric Research
"There is growing
consensus within the scientific community that increasing carbon dioxide levels
will lead to acidification in the ocean, inhibiting the ability of small
animals such as coral, mollusks
and some forms of plankton to form their shells. These creatures are at the
bottom of the oceanic food chain. If they disappear, the oceanic food chain
collapses." - James Friedson
1999 Oil tanker, New
Carissa owned by Green Atlas Shipping and operated by TMM Co. Ltd runs aground
off the Oregon coast. At the time of the grounding the vessel was empty of
cargo, but contained 359,000 gallons of heavy fuel oil in six tanks and 37,400
gallons of diesel oil in one tank. 200,000 gallons of oil, roughly half, were
consumed in the fire lite for that purpose. 130,000 gallons of oil remained in
the bow section after the burn was sunk in over 10,000 feet of water 282 miles
west of Waldport.
2001 A fishing vessel sinks in
Prince William Sound, Alaska releasing 35,000 gallons of
diesel fuel into the sound.
Cleanup efforts tapered off after recovering 11,000 gallons.
2003 Huge "dead
zone" of water so devoid of
oxygen that sea life
could not live in it spreads at the mouth of the Mississippi River. It is
estimated to be between 4,770 and 6,900 square miles.
Oil from the
sunken tanker Prestige, which sank on November 19, 2002 off the Spanish coast,
is still leaking about 80 tons of oil each day. About 53,000 tons of oil remain
in the ship.
Los Angeles admits liability for over 3,670 sewage spills
over the past decade.
2004 An annual occurrence
caused by chemical fertilizer run-off in the Mississippi basin leaves a
dead zone of waters across
5,800 square miles of the Gulf of Mexico. The dead zone extendes from the mouth of the
Mississippi River in southeastern Louisiana 250 miles west to near the Texas
border and is closer to shore than usual because of winds and currents.
company, the OMI Corp. is fined $4.2 million after pleading guilty to dumping
thousands of gallons of waste oil and sludge into the
ConocoPhillips will pay $485,000 in fines for Clean Water Act
violations arising from a natural gas platform in Alaska's Cook Inlet.
470 violations occurring between 1999 and 2004, mostly consisting of the
dumping of raw sewage into the inlet.
fisheries have dropped to 10 percent of their 1950 levels.
'Red' tide of
plankton causes unprecedented closure of shell fish fisheries along the
coast of New England.
disease that had struck over 30% of New England lobsters.
Researchers believe that higher
ocean temperatures have caused nearly a
third of New England lobsters to be inedible.
It is revealed that the
American military used the ocean, up until
1970, as a dump for toxic waste. The US army, alone, admitted dumping 64
million pounds of nerve agents and mustard gas, 400,000 chemical filled bombs,
and 500 tons of radioactive toxic waste off the East, Gulf and West coasts of
America as well as around Hawaii and off the coast of Alaska.
agents, radioactive toxic waste and other toxic chemical agents could pose a
hazard for generations. The impact of the
chemical dumping has never been
studied. Few scientists knew it was done, so studies of the decline in sea life
have never focused on the
possibility of leaking chemical weapons.
"dead zones" have been identified in
the oceans, 90% of the large fish species have disappeared from the oceans in
the last 50 years, 97% of the elkhorn and staghorn
coral off the coast of Florida has
disappeared since 1975, 75% of the kelp forests off the Southern California
coast have vansihed in the last 50 years and 650 gray whales have washed up
dead or dying along the West Coast in the past seven years.
fish are sighted of the coast of New England.
The State of California
spends $33 million to offset private costs associated with
the dismal salmon fishing season. Catches are
one tenth of past average catches.
Dead zone at the mouth of the
Mississippi River is estimated has expanded to 8500 square miles.
British Petroleum agrees to pay
$20 million in fines for pipeline leaks and spills into Alaska Prudhoe
Lack of predators in the ocean makes a lasting impact on Northern
Ireland's only salmon farm. A swarm
of jelly fish 35 feet deep attacks
salmon penned in nets off the Glens
of Antrium killing the entire farmed population worth $2 million. The
jelly fish, Pelagia
nocticula, is best known for terrorizing bathers in the Mediterranean Sea.
"It was unprecedented, absolutely amazing. The sea was red with
jelly fish, and there was nothing we
could do about it, absolutely nothing." - John Russell, fish farm managing
Canadian researchers efforts to revive
wild salmon populations that were
exposed to sea lice infestations of farmed
salmon appear to be failing. Even
though the wild fishery has been closed exposed
wild salmon populations are
depressed and declining quickly due to sea lice infestations.
2008 405 dead zones,
caused by chemical fertilizers, are identified.
The size of dead zones have
roughly doubled every decade since 1960.
ExxonMobil fined $2.64 million for
improperly handling and disposing of polychlorinated biphenyls ("PCBs") on an
offshore oil and gas platform in the Santa Barbara Channel.
A 337 page
federal fisheries report shows overwhelming evidence that the
interfere with the ability of wild
salmon to find food, reproduce and swim. The continued unfettered use of
chloripyrifos by farmers
"jeopardized the continued existence" of wild salmon off the Pacific coast of
California, Oregon and Washington.
"Measurements of ocean acidification
in the US Pacific Northwest show acidity is rising more than ten times faster
than climate models have predicted." - Jessica Marshall
"Declines in seawater pH were expected to happen very slowly,
so we've been lax in dealing with the problem, but our study shows ocean
acidification may be happening much quicker." - Timothy Wootton
Issue of National Geographic magazine it is noted that sea temperatures
in the Atlantic Ocean have risen by one to two degrees Fahrenheit since 1994.
Since 1995 the Atlantic has been producing hurricanes at a pace double that of
previous quarter century. The rise of sea temperatures in the Atlantic is
directly responsible for the severity and
frequency of hurricanes. Lower
temperatures cause less severe and
frequent hurricanes while
higher temperatures create more severe and
frequent hurricanes. In the
analysis presented it was predicted that
frequent severe hurricanes
in the near future could cause much more damage to the region than hurricanes
in the past.
The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal (MRGO), a 76 mile
channel that provides a shorter route between the Gulf of Mexico and New
Orleans's inner harbor, was designed for deep-draft vessels that cannot fit
through canal locks of the global industrial canals. The MRGO, now called the
"hurricane highway," was directly responsible for the storm surge that breached
the levies of New Orleans. Responsibility for the damage done to New Orleans
rests in the laps of the US Army Corps of Engineers and the shipping concerns
that used the MRGO channel.
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